What I'm talking about is the tape that is used to hold down brake and shift cables (brake only if it's Shimano) to a road handlebar prior to applying handlebar tape. In the case of Shimano brake housing, only one piece of electrical tape (wrapped around the bar only 1 1/2 times) is required. This should be located on the flat part of the bar, just to the inside of the bend. Really, that's all that you need. Campy is a bit different with the stiffer shift housing exiting the lever on the outside and routed either to the inside or outside depending on your preference. With Campy, a wrap of 1 1/2 times around the bar at the bend and a wrap on the flat section is necessary.
So, when I was replacing cables on this Campy equipped Bianchi, the amount of electrical tape used to hold down the cable housings drew my ire. Save your electrical tape! Let the handlebar tape do the final job of securing the cable housings in place!
(What's in the cup: A customer brought me a pound of dark roast coffee from the shop where he is a roaster. The label on the bag said Graffeo Simply the world's finest coffee. Later a friend came in to the shop, saw the bag, and said something like "Oh, wow, that's the best." As the bag sat on my desk next to me while I answered some e-mails, I could smell the coffee beans and knew there was something special inside. Well, this morning I brewed a pot and can say, yes, this is simply the world's finest coffee. I had to add a "Things I Like" label because of the coffee. Yum!)